Van Smith – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Van Smith

FS

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
FS Clemson 23 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'11 195 4.49 5'10 186 30 1/8 8 3/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.61 29.5 DNP DNP DNP DNP

Overview:

Smith finished his career at Clemson, where he played in 41 career games, had 164 tackles, 8.0 for loss, 4 interceptions, 3 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovered. He has great speed, he is a tackling machine, and a hard hitter. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is very physical, and does not back down. He a relentless defender, has good instincts, has good ball skills, and is good in coverage. On the other hand, he is a bit undersized, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, i see Smith being a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has great speed

A tackling machine

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every plays

Does not give up on many plays

Has put up good INT numbers so far

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

A hard hitter

A tough nosed player

Very physical

Does not back down

Very relentless defender

Good in coverage

Has good instincts

Has good ball skills

Does a good job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

A bit undersized

Only a 1yr starter

Career Stats:

Games Played: 41

Tackles: 164

Tackles For Loss: 8.0

Interceptions: 4

Pass Breakups: 3

Forced Fumbles: 3

Fumbles Recovered: 1